Ariel (nickname: Mimi). Queer. Latina (woohoo tica/costarricense y peruana) y indígena. Light-skinned WoC. Bean-Town Local. Dreams of returning and living in the Land of Enchantment.

Lover of black cats, pit bulls, pugs, recreational rock climbing and hiking, many different fandoms, nonprofit and charitable work, fatshion and learning to self-love. I fancy myself an art hobbyist and you may or may not see some of my art up here (I tend to forget to blog on my art tumblr).




This is like when you kill one of your characters in an AU.

oh my god

'Yes, yes you are. Now lie down.'

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Attempting to use Spanish to explain the Avengers to Abuela



ART HISTORY MEME → [1/8] Artists
José Guadalupe Posada, 1852-1913 

La Calavera Catrina (c. 1910-1913) | The Birth of Venus (1913) | La Calavera de Don Quijote (1905) | La Calavera de Don Folias y El Negrito (date unknown) | La Calavera Huertista (c. 1910)

Born to working-class parents of indigenous descent, Posada became one of Mexico’s greatest engravers and political satirists, and is considered by many to be the founder of modern Mexican art and aesthetics. He is best known for his calaveras, which he set in scenes of political satire. Posada’s artistic style and and expression for the political concerns of Mexico’s working classes greatly inspired the style of Diego Rivera, who later paid homage to Posada in his mural Dream of a Sunday Afternoon.

Can we not glorify Posada this season? Seriously. The man’s satire included the mocking of queer/trans mexican@s.

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collecting pins in twewy more like 


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The media really think they slick

When you wait until the end of an article to mention that the “black dude with a sword shot by the police” was cosplaying, you’re creating a situation where you want the readers to side with the police

you want them to infer a threat….

Finally watched the Amazing Spiderman 2

We are so used
to the idea of a woman
hating herself
that the thought
of self love and confidence
is repulsive.
Michelle K., What Do You Really Mean When You Call Her a Bitch?  (via elauxe)

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I have a lot of plotting to do 8|

I have an AU where Annie is some heiress to an estate that just so happens to be haunted (she loves it) and Aileen shapeshifts into a young girl who is but one of the monsters at the estate. Annie is pretty fond of her so here’s a sketch ofher threatening to shoot someone with that laser power she’s got. My excuse to draw her in a dress.

People in her neighborhood know her as a witch lady and she’s not too well liked among the superstitious.

I think I’m finished for now with this but definitely want to turn it as something finished. Maybe as some film noir movie poster for fun… When I have Aileen fully leveled and Annie has her second spirit which in my head would be all teeth


Today in Solidarity: Family of Mike Brown join protesters outside of STL Courthouse, demanding the immediate arrest of their son’s killer, Officer Darren Wilson.

The grand jury has yet to charge Darren Wilson with anything. Mike Brown’s killer is still a free man, being paid by the taxpayers of the very community he’s terrorized. #staywoke #farfromover

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I really really like coloring it’s probably my favorite thing about creating pictures









Darren Hunt of Utah

The murder of young Black Men by police continues.

oh for fucks SAKE

Y’all he was shot in the back…. HE WAS SHOT IN THE BACK…

He was carrying a sword? This mf in my geography class carried a sword to class everyday and when I expressed my discomfort it was dismissed. But this brotha was shot in the back.

and it was a blunted sword.. couldn’t have cut anybody… but white people walking around with loaded rifles in target…

Exactly! This is evil.

Damn. Niggas can’t even cosplay anymore? I would love to see the cosplay community say something about this but that definitely won’t happen

Also: this paper is edited by a clown. It should’ve been in the first fucking paragraph that this dude was cosplaying. I’m reading this shit wondering why the fuck this negro is walking down the street with a sword and obvious answer is hidden almost at the end of the article.

This dude was cosplaying.

He was dressed up in a costume.

Should all black people just stay home on Halloween this year?

Huffington post article on the shooting:

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*stomach makes an unearthly demonic growl* oh yeah I haven’t eaten today

*infinite hollow chamber where universes are created and destroyed lets out a mind-shattering shriek* oh yeah I haven’t eaten souls today

I’ve been feeling pretty blah about my art lately…. Like really blah

So I played around with style… This was fun and I always find that I like how Annie looks when I draw her in a more cartoon-y style She’s very expressive and I find that maybe my the way I typically draw doesn’t capture that. I need to figure out a style to draw comics in… Gotta



I didn’t feel like coloring in the gradient hair so she’s all pink

You also get a photo because I’m stuck with phone internet





This honestly made me tear up. Imagining how great he must have felt that his planned worked and choosing that risk paid off.
I also feel like him and the model have such good chemistry, they’re always so kind and loving to one another.

Holy shit what did he do?? That’s rad as hell!

Since the runway was going to have simulated rain, he wanted to make the outfit become colorful because of it rather than deflect it. He sewed dye into the seams and once the rain hit it the dye ran! Very simple but super effective. He was one of the two winners of that challenge.

Absolutely brilliant. Holy shit.

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